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Personal profile

Research

Recipient of Roskilde University's teaching and supervision award 2017.

Research

-      The connection between cultural and historical identities (such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and economic and social theory

-      Temporality and historical synchronization

-      Exemplarity and contingency

-      Critical education, theories and practices of problem-oriented education

The collective research project “Identifying Jews and Jewishness, 1783-1939” (2013-18) funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities 

The research group for Global and Transnational History: https://forskning.ruc.dk/da/organisations/global-og-transnational-historie

Critical Globality, research network co-directed with professor Sune Haugbølle 

RUC-PPL, research center for problem-oriented project-based learning directed by professor Eva Bendix Petersen, I am vice-director. https://ruc.dk/en/centre-research-problemoriented-projectbased-learning

Curriculum

After several years of working and travelling in Israel and the Middle East, I studied Hebrew language, both classical and modern, Jewish culture studies, and modern history at the Carsten Niebuhr Institute for Near Eastern Studies, University of Copenhagen. I studied for the Ph.D. at the Department for Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (TORS) also at University of Copenhagen. Since my time as a doctoral student, I have enjoyed studying and working at Haifa University in Israel, Humboldt in Berlin, Copenhagen Business School, University of Southern Denmark, and now Roskilde University. 

From more traditional philological and historical studies, I became increasingly interested in theories of history, culture, temporality, and the Humanities in general from a conceptual history and pragmatist perspective focusing on questions of the trajectories, or “careers”, of concepts, ideas or problems. In my empirical research, I continuously draw on my strong interest in Jewish history, Zionism and antisemitism.

Parallel and sometimes converging with my main research, I have since my first stay in Haifa, where I met Ilan Gur-Ze’ev and his critical education network, had a lively interest in critical education and educational philosophy. I am particularly interested in the American pragmatist tradition and in critical theory (Frankfurt School), and I enjoy throwing myself into educational experiments as much as I think it is essential to criticize instrumentalization, reforms, and job-market orientation.

Born 1972

2001: MA in Hebrew, Jewish Culture Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies

2005: Ph.D. (supervisor professor Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen)

2006: Assistant professor University of Southern Denmark

2009: Associate professor Roskilde University

2017: Professor with special responsibilities Roskilde University

Keywords

  • History, Society
  • Philosophy, History of ideas, Religion. Theology
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • Education, Learning, Training

Research Output 2002 2018

New Futures, New Pasts: Horace M. Kallen and the Contribution of Jewishness to the Future

Feldt, J. E., 2018, Jews on the Move: Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought and its Others. London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Den moderne jødiske udsathed

Feldt, J. E., 2017, In : Religion. Tidsskrift for Religionslærerforeningen for Gymnasiet og HF. 2, p. 34-39

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Between Nostalgia and Utopia: The Construction of Jewish Cultural Space in Early Nineteenth Century Europe

Feldt, J. E. & Simonsen, C. S. S., 2016, Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth Century Europe. Salmi, H., Nivala, A. & Sarjala, J. (eds.). New York & Oxon: Routledge, p. 57-77 (Routledge studies in cultural history).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Ghettoen som Heimat: Den tidlige zionismes ambivalente opgør med "ghettoen"

Feldt, J. E., 2016, In : Rambam. 25, p. 76-85

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

New Futures, New Pasts: Horace M. Kallen and the Contribution of Jewishness to the Future

Feldt, J. E., 2016, In : European Review of History. 23, 5-6, p. 847-862

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Projects 2019 2021

Activities 2011 2018

  • 5 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conference

RUC-PPL launch

Eva Bendix Petersen (Organizer), Jakob Egholm Feldt (Organizer), Peter Kjær (Speaker), Knud Illeris (Speaker), Hans Ulrik Rosengaard (Speaker), Pernille Juhl (Speaker), Maggi Savin-Baden (Speaker), Hanne Leth Andersen (Speaker)
2 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

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Europa og Mellemøsten i kulturhistorisk perspektiv

Jakob Egholm Feldt (Lecturer)
8 Feb 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Israel-Palæstina konflikten

Jakob Egholm Feldt (Lecturer)
27 Feb 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Israel-Palæstina konflikten

Jakob Egholm Feldt (Lecturer)
2 Nov 2011

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Grundlovstale: Det arabiske forår

Jakob Egholm Feldt (Lecturer)
5 Jun 2011

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Har kulturer uden religion nogensinde eksisteret?

Jakob Egholm Feldt

29/04/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Lektor: Israelske vælgere har haft valget mellem pest eller kolera

Jakob Egholm Feldt

10/04/201911/04/2019

7 items of media coverage

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Ekspert: Gaza-optrapning er dårlig timing for Netanyahu

Jakob Egholm Feldt

25/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Højrenationale partier bejler til jøder

Jakob Egholm Feldt

29/01/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Palæstinensiske kristne er blevet et politisk trumfkort

Jakob Egholm Feldt

16/10/201817/10/2018

2 items of media coverage

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Prizes

Det gyldne grupperum - Roskilde Universitets undervisningspris

Jakob Egholm Feldt (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions